COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 14, 2016) – USA Volleyball is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Molten USA, Inc., which will serve as the National Governing Body’s “Official Volleyball – Court, Sand and Grass” and “Sponsor and Supplier of USA Volleyball.” The new agreement runs from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2020.
“USA Volleyball is excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Molten USA,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. “Molten’s commitment to the diverse growth of the game – from the indoor courts, sand courts and the grass – is unrivaled as we have mutual interests in developing the sport’s profile here in the United States and abroad. We are looking forward to working together through the next Olympic quadrennial.”
“The partnership between Molten and USA Volleyball has been pivotal in the growth and development of the sport,” Molten USA President Melissa Dawson said. “We are proud to continue our work of providing the absolute best technology and highest quality products to every level of player in the USA Volleyball community. It’s an important year to broadcast our support for our National Teams and we look forward to seeing the impact of their hard work this summer.”
Molten has been the official volleyball of the U.S. National Teams since 2001. At that time, USA Volleyball’s partnership with Molten included the USA Volleyball High Performance programs, Coaching Accreditation Program, the USA Volleyball Girls’ and Boys’ Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Open National Championships for adult players. The official designations “Official Outdoor Volleyball of USA Volleyball” and “Official Volleyball- Court, Sand and Grass” were added to the sponsorship relationship in 2014.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, three Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit usavolleyball.org.
About Molten USA, Inc.
Since 1958, the Molten Corporation has been providing the highest quality athletic balls to the most prestigious sporting events in the world. The Molten Corporation manufactures a wide range of athletic balls in several sport categories – including volleyball, soccer, and basketball. In addition to being the official ball of USA Volleyball, Molten is also the Official Indoor Volleyball Equipment Supplier of the NCAA as well as the official ball of numerous state associations, collegiate conferences, collegiate programs, and junior volleyball programs. For more information on Molten USA, Inc., please visit moltenusa.com.